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Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room comfortable enough. Nice and quite. Clean but room had a musty smell. TV was very dated. Bedding towels bathroom good. We were on ground floor and window looked like it had been tampered with sometime before our stay. Owners seemed friendly. Pool area ok. Breakfast adequate but good dinning choices near by. Would prefer rooms next to each other... More

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simple motel, managed on the cheap by a Chinese family. Don't expect anything above the bare minimum: old tube TVs, broken phone chords, fruit preserve made of pig cartilage (jello) and artificial coloring, Walmart level wonder bread, wifi which does not work, rooms that are not made up ocassionally, and so on. The beds are comfortable, but... More

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area looks unattractive and noisy, and the outside appearance of this establishment is depressing. Wi-Fi is extremely slow, and pretty much unusable. My room was smelly, with a tube TV from the 90s. The shower, furniture, and everything else were old and dated. If you're paying under $50 per night, this is a decent hotel. Anything above $100 is... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's expensive to stay anywhere in California during the tourist season ! I was looking for a few days out of town, and settled on South Lake Tahoe because I thought the prices were a better value at this time of year. I picked the Hojo because of its affiliation with the Wyndham group, and I thought I would get... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first pulled in I was a bit disappointed. However, this older hotel turned out to be adequate. Very friendly and helpful front desk. Easy acess to the beach. Bed was very comfortable! Heidi's restaurant, in the parking lot, serves a good breakfast. All in all this place worked well for us. Walking distance to a variety of restaurants... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Price was high. I should have used an internet site days before. If not needing to stay at this hotel I would have gone somewhere else. I checked in and when I opened the door the room was still a mess from the previous people. They did get it cleaned up. The room was a handicap room that looks like... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I read other reviews and people really liked the location and gave it 3 and 4 stars, but that was not our experience. The location was awesome. You can walk through the parking lot and through the Tahoe Lodge behind it and go straight to the beach. However, the place is very dated and looks pretty run down from the... More

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Address: 3489 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn S. Lake Tahoe 2*
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